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Waste company settles EEOC claim that it refused to interview female driver

April 09, 2019 / Lisa Burden

American Pride Waste Solutions, Inc., has agreed to pay $32,500 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit alleging it refused to interview a qualified, female candidate for a driving job. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a 2018 lawsuit that the South Carolina company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it failed to hire or interview Christina Rivers for a waste truck driver job because of her sex. EEOC said Rivers was qualified for the job as she holds a commercial driver's license and has experience driving large trucks. "American Pride has never hired a female driver and offered inconsistent and varying excuses for its failure to interview Rivers, who it admitted was qualified to be interviewed," EEOC said in a statement announcing the settlement.